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From: “Golf Ireland” <email@example.com>
To: “Kenny Lee” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, 19 Mar, 2021
Subject: Return to Golf Protocol under Step 2 of the NI Executive’s Reopening Pathway
Following the announcement by the NI Executive regarding outdoor sport on Tuesday 16 March, we are pleased to announce the reopening of some of our leisure facilities.
Following the announcement by the NI Executive regarding outdoor sport on Tuesday 16 March, we are pleased to announce that our golf courses and driving ranges at Allen Park and Ballyearl will reopen on 1 April. Access to golf courses is by online booking only – bookings will open for both courses seven days in advance – from 25 March. Protocols will apply. Existing members of Allen Park will receive an email with instructions on how to renew their membership next week. Green fees can be paid online for access to both courses from 25 March.
We are also pleased to announce that our 3G pitches will reopen on 12 April for training purposes only and for a maximum of 15 people. Online booking only from 25 March 2021 at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/leisure
Antrim Stadium will also reopen on 12 April for training purposes only. Training in groups is for a maximum of 15 people and individual use is also permitted. Group bookings will be available, 7 days in advance, from 5 April by contacting email@example.com. Individuals can book 7 days in advance online at antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/leisure
For further information on our leisure services visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/leisure
To: Club Communication Officers and Club Honorary Secretaries
FAO: All Members
NOTE: This relates to clubs in Northern Ireland, all other clubs copied for information.
GOLF WELCOMES NORTHERN IRELAND EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ON REOPENING OF GOLF COURSES
Golf Ireland warmly welcomes the news that golf will be one of the first sports to resume under the next step of the Northern Ireland Executive’s reopening pathway.
Golf Ireland continues to work in close consultation with the NI Executive, Department of Communities and Sport NI to update a Return to Sport Protocol document which must demonstrate an incremental approach upon reopening.
The NI Executive has scheduled a review of the relevant data and case numbers on 16 March before announcing a possible date to proceed to the next step, as soon as this is known it will be communicated to all clubs. Return to Golf Protocol will also be circulated to Clubs as soon as the return date is known and Golf Ireland seek the support of clubs in the strict implementation of these documents to ensure a safe return for all.
Golf Ireland are also continuing to engage intensively with the Irish Government, highlighting the safety and health benefits of golf and working towards the resumption of golf as soon as the public health situation allows.
Further details of the NI Executive’s Pathway are available HERE
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